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Our Genealogy Helper for Rowley ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Rowley (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Rowley. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Rowley is located in Big Horn County.

To see how the shape of Montana's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Big Horn County: Carbon, Powder River, Rosebud, Treasure, Yellowstone, Big Horn (WY) & Sheridan (WY).

Below are the counties that are near Rowley. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Rowley:

  • Big Horn County     (The home county of Rowley)
    • Hardin [Big Horn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardin
      • Hardin [Big Horn County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Rowley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,705 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hardin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hardin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hardin<3>
    • Crow Agency [Big Horn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crow Agency
      • Crow Agency [Big Horn County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Rowley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crow Agency have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crow Agency
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crow Agency<3>
    • Saint Xavier [Big Horn County]
    • Garryowen [Big Horn County]
    • Fort Smith [Big Horn County]
    • Lodge Grass [Big Horn County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lodge Grass
      • Lodge Grass [Big Horn County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Rowley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 442 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lodge Grass have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lodge Grass
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lodge Grass<3>
  • Treasure County
  • Yellowstone County
    • Pompeys Pillar [Yellowstone County]
    • Ballantine [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ballantine
      • Ballantine [Yellowstone County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Rowley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ballantine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ballantine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ballantine<3>
    • Worden [Yellowstone County]
    • Huntley [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntley
      • Huntley [Yellowstone County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Rowley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huntley<3>
    • Custer [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Custer
      • Custer [Yellowstone County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Rowley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Custer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Custer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Custer<3>
    • Shepherd [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shepherd
      • Shepherd [Yellowstone County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Rowley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shepherd have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shepherd
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shepherd<3>
    • Billings [Yellowstone County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Billings
      • Billings [Yellowstone County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Rowley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 109,736 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Billings
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Billings<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Rowley, see our County-by-County Page for Rowley.

Newspapers Published in Rowley ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 47 newspapers that have been published in the area around Rowley.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Rowley, there are papers which were published within 36 miles [57.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Rowley.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Rowley:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Montana

Cemeteries Near Rowley ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Rowley.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Rowley covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<5>

While we didn't find Rowley in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Rowley.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Rowley, with the one closest to Rowley listed first.

  • Crow Agency [Big Horn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crow Agency
    • Crow Agency [Big Horn County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Rowley
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Crow Agency had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crow Agency have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crow Agency
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crow Agency<3>
  • Bull Mountain [Yellowstone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bull Mountain
    • Bull Mountain [Yellowstone County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Rowley
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bull Mountain had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bull Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bull Mountain
  • Pompeys Pillar [Yellowstone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pompeys Pillar
    • Pompeys Pillar [Yellowstone County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Rowley
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Pompeys Pillar had railroad service and no post office
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pompeys Pillar
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pompeys Pillar<3>
  • Huntley [Yellowstone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntley
    • Huntley [Yellowstone County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Rowley
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Huntley had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Huntley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huntley<3>
  • Custer [Yellowstone County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Custer
    • Custer [Yellowstone County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Rowley
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Custer had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Custer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Custer
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Custer<3>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Rowley. See our List of 1890's Communities around Rowley.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Montana

About Big Horn County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Rowley. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Montana: https://mt.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Rowley) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rowley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.7264, Longitude: -107.7754       In this case, the coordinates for Rowley have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<5>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Rowley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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